Ari, Lynn and I will be hosting our regular national teleconference tomorrow at 4 pm eastern/3 pm central/2 pm mountain/1 pm pacific. The subject will be H-1Bs and we'll be providing an overview of how the visa category works and also answering your questions. The program is free and it will also be recorded so if you miss it, it will be uploaded to http://visalaw.podcast.com. If you want to listen in, sign up here.
Governor Charlie Cristhas named his aide George LeMieux to fill the seat of Senator Mel Martinez until next year's midterm elections when Crist will run for the seat. America's Voice warns that the new Senator will ignore immigration to his own peril.
A carefully planned test challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal statute that bans federal recognition of same sex marriages, is taking shape in Massachusetts, one of a growing number of states to recognize marriage equality. The case could have important immigration implications because DOMA bars conferring immigration benefits to these couples. If the plaintiffs are successful, it would pave the way for US citizens to petition for green cards for their same-sex spouses.
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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